USA Renews 'Royal Pains,' 'White Collar,' 'Covert Affairs'


USA Network has renewed three of its top summer series, on Tuesday picking up additional seasons of Royal Pains, White Collar and Covert Affairs.

Royal Pains received a two-season, 26-episode order, with production on the fifth season of the Universal Cable Productions drama to begin in 2013. White Collar, from Fox Television Studios, received a 16-episode pickup to take it into its fifth season, also to begin filming in 2013.

Covert Affairs, also from Universal Cable Productions, was renewed for a fourth season of 16 episodes. The espionage drama, starring Golden Globe-nominated Piper Perabo stars as Annie Walker, a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills and killer instinct make her invaluable to the agency, returns on Oct. 16 with six new episodes.

All three series ranked among cable's top 10 scripted one-hours among persons 18 to 49 during  summer 2012.